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Drug Discount Program: Federal Oversight of Compliance at 340B Contract Pharmacies Needs Improvement

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Health Resources and Services Administration
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The Administrator of HRSA should issue guidance to covered entities on the prevention of duplicate discounts under Medicaid managed care, working with CMS as HRSA deems necessary to coordinate with guidance provided to state Medicaid programs.(Recommendation 2)
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HHS concurred with this recommendation. In March 2021, HHS indicated that it believes that guidance does not provide HRSA appropriate enforcement capability and that this recommendation can only be accomplished after policy is issued. HRSA has requested regulatory authority for all aspects of the 340B Program in the FY 2021 President's Budget.

Health Resources and Services Administration
Priority Rec.
This is a priority recommendation.
The Administrator of HRSA should incorporate an assessment of covered entities' compliance with the prohibition on duplicate discounts, as it relates to Medicaid managed care claims, into its audit process after guidance has been issued and ensure that identified violations are rectified by the entities. (Recommendation 3)
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HHS concurred with this recommendation. In March 2021, HHS indicated that it believes that guidance does not provide HRSA appropriate enforcement capability and that this recommendation can only be accomplished after policy is issued. HRSA has requested regulatory authority for all aspects of the 340B Program in the FY 2021 President's Budget.

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